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Discover new ways to stretch your imagination, be introduced to new artists, their exhibits, and books to read about them. Expect to excite your mind. Comments are very welcome! -- Rosemary Carstens

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inside My Head Excites the Mind . . .

The California African American Museum is showcasing work by 32 contemporary artists of African descent, May 7–September 27, 2009. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, collages, assemblages, photographs, videos, dolls, garments, and jewelry. It’s FABULOUS!

These images will excite your imagination as the artists have applied their considerable technical virtuosity and expertise to explore their connection to ethnicity. If you are in the Los Angeles area on business or pleasure during the run of this show, treat yourself. You’ll come away supercharged by the unique range of ideas, styles, and intuitive creativity.

Exhibiting artists: Jaami Abdul-Khaliq Abdul-Samad, Donna Angers, Floyd Bell, Patricia Boyd, Angela Briggs, Tracy Brown, Yrneh Brown, Ronn Carrington, Chukes, Madi Comfort, Charles Dickson, Dorothy Elliott-Taylor, Graham Goddard, Deidre Greene, Mamie Hansberry, Stephen Hardy, Sy Hearn, Elton Henderson, Ronald Jackson, Michael Massenburg, Bridgitte Montgomery, Dominique Moody, Anne Myatt, Elliott Pinkney, Noah Purifoy, Aydeé Rodríguez, Toni Scott, Karen Seneferu, Malik Seneferu, Cola Smith, Teresa Tolliver, and Timothy Washington.

A number of programs associated with this exhibition offer opportunities to create art with some of the featured artists. For more details, check their website or call (213) 744-2024.

Images: Left – Earth Mother 2007, Cola; Right – Wild Thing 2008, Teresa Tolliver